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AB-2293 Parole hearings: victim representation.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2293


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Fletcher

February 24, 2012


An act to amend Section 3043.1 of the Penal Code, relating to parole.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2293, as introduced, Fletcher. Parole hearings: victim representation.
Existing law provides that the victim of a crime, his or her next of kin, or any immediate family member of the victim who appears at any hearing to review or consider the parole suitability or the setting of a parole date for any prisoner in the state prison, is entitled to the attendance of one person of his or her own choosing at the hearing for support.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 3043.1 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

3043.1.
 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a victim, his or her next of kin, or any immediate family member of the victim who appears at any hearing to review or consider the parole suitability or the setting of a parole date for any prisoner pursuant to Section 3043 shall be entitled to the attendance of one person of his or her own choosing at the hearing for support. The person so chosen shall not participate in the hearing nor make comments while in attendance.